Why Do So Many Christians and Libertarians Support Donald Trump?

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Posted at A Call to Paul.

Back in January, Donald Trump stated, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

I am reminded of this whenever I contemplate the large numbers of Christians and libertarians who support Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.

Jesus commanded His followers to observe the fruit people bear – Matthew 7:20. Let us consider the fruit on Trump’s tree.

  • He is on his third marriage.
  • He is a known adulterer who brags about the women he has slept with.
  • He owns a strip club.
  • He does not see the need to repent of any wrongdoing.
  • Would any self-respecting Christian man let this lecher within 1000 feet of his wife or daughter?

I could go on.

And, as always, whether or not Trump is a Christian is between Him and God. But where is there any fruit of the Holy Spirit in Trump’s life?

And why do so many libertarians support Trump’s bid for the White House?

Again, I could go on.

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But, but, but … h-h-he’s gonna stick it to the Establishment.

What would that look like in the real world?

In 2008 and 2012, there was a candidate with an impeccable decades-long record of voting in accordance with the Constitution for severely limited government and sound money and against the welfare-warfare-police state. And the establishment – both left and right – shunned him.

Trump, on the other hand, has been the object of endless media attention ever since the early 1980s. The same media that acted as if Ron Paul did not so much as even exist has made Donald Trump one of the most famous people in America. If Trump were truly a threat to the status quo, the mainstream media would be giving him the Ron Paul treatment.ron paul Christian

Ron Paul’s campaign was not about Ron Paul the man, but rather about principles of individual liberty and strict adherence to the limits set on government by the Constitution. It was not about “putting the right people in office” so that they could “run the country” and “fix things”. Paul sought to preside over the executive branch of a constitutional republic, whereas Trump aspires to be a dictator.

And almost no one is asking: what if Trump can’t get his agenda through Congress?

Are so many people so desperate for quick fixes by a “great leader” that they will abandon all caution and prudence? In the Old Testament – I Samuel 8:4-20 – God warned the children of Israel about the dangers of an earthly king. Libertarians say they support the Zero Aggression Principle and that they don’t want an all-powerful central government, and yet many will gladly cede power to Trump.

I know, I know, I know Trump is not Hillary or Bernie. However, the “lesser evil” – if that is even what Trump is – is still evil. If you like the lesser evil, why don’t you love the greater evil?

And if you are a Christian who insists on supporting the “lesser evil” again and again, you have no business complaining that so much evil is so rampant in society.

Related: Just Answer the Question Mr. Cruz.

About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at www.thefot.us And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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2 Responses to Why Do So Many Christians and Libertarians Support Donald Trump?

  1. Admin Jeff says:

    Reblogged this on Liberty Shield and commented:
    I think I did a post quite similar to this, though I don’t think I touched on a lot of this. Especially the Christian aspects. This is really well done!


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